Parents know tired. Parents know real tired. The sleep deprivation I experienced in law school doesn’t even come close to touching parenthood. It’s easily the most amazing thing in the world but also the most tiring. Because children don’t care how late we want them to sleep in – when baby is up at 6 in the morning Tom and I have to be able to get up and going with her, which is why we need our McCafé coffee to start the day.
I’ve found other ways to make my mornings more efficient as well. If we are going somewhere in the morning, even if it’s just to the gym, I make sure I have everything laid out and ready to go the night before. If it’s a morning workout I may even wear my workout clothes to bed so we can hop up and get on our way in the morning. I’ve also found that avoiding social media in the morning makes my mornings more efficient. If I get a good start on replying to emails, blogging, cleaning, etc. in the morning I stay more productive throughout the day. Checking Instagram and Facebook first thing in the morning sets the tone for a lazy day.
Know a new mom? McCafé would make the perfect care package to take to someone adjusting into parenthood! Make sure you look for it when you shop at Walmart.